Jun 13, 2013

From the other side of the world

Flea markets are great places for finding something useful for craft projects. It´s amazing what you can find by simply digging through boxes full of miscellaneous knick knacks. Knick knacks like these pretties:

I really don´t know what is the purpose of these trinkets, but I´m guessing they are some sort of a souvenir. Maybe from Spain? I love vintage souvenier accessories. I have scarfs and jewelry from around the world. One thing I am certain about is that these lovelies are old, perhaps from the 40´s, 50´s or at most from the 60´s. The material is painted (only from another side) wood and the figurines hang from peculiar hooks. Here´s the whole bunch of them:

I took the hooks off and attached an extra jump ring to each one of the figurines. The figurines I attached to the plastic chain (that I use a lot) with my trusty pliers. I like the kitschy look of the chain and figurines together.

And here´s the finished product:

 I have already worn this to work. I work as an elementary school teacher and especially the smaller kids tend to like big and colorful jewelry. As the day goes by, there is always someone who comes up and turns these figurines around, as they often turn the wrong side up.


  1. Such a great flea market find to begin with - and such a good idea to make them into a necklace! Perfect summer accesory.
    I know what you mean wiht kids and big jewellery - I always get popular among kids when I'm wearing big bow head scarves, dangeling earrings, razzling bangles and playful brooches. Newborn babies also seem to get very fascinated by my bright, red lips; I've experienced them falling silent immediately when I've held them, with their eyes fixed on my lips. Quite interesting!

    1. Thank you! It´s great how at least the kids still enjoy bright colors and kitschy objects. Mirva once told how this little girl had asked from her if she was a real princess. :)

  2. That is such a lovely, kitschy necklace! I love it!

  3. Hello!

    I find your blog adorable and therefore I nominated you for the Liebster Award!
    If you're interested, you can check it out here: http://jessicasvintage.blogspot.nl/2013/06/liebster-award.html

    xoxo Jessica

    1. Thank you so much for the award! I received another one a while ago and I´m going to make two posts on the subject!